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Silver: A Grandmotherís Legacy
My unusual silver-serving utensil felt soft and cool
in my hand. The detail in the pattern was interesting and well executed but I
hadnít a clue as to what it was. That is, what was it used for? The
piece belonged to a set of silver flatware. With a wonderful acorn design at the
top, the long handle came to a very round, very flat end. It was something that
youíd use to flip a small pancake. And so it sat -- beautiful, elegant and
sterling -- much too nice to be put away in a drawer.
To find out about my mystery spatula, I headed to the local bookstore for a
good book on silver. Knowing a few antiques dealers in the neighborhood, I
stopped by to chat with them. I learned a great deal that day about my flatware,
a Victorian tomato server, and a great deal more about silverware.
rest of this story is now contained in "Colorado Antique Lover's Guide" by
Front Range Living and Fulcrum Publishing. It can be purchased through www.fulcrum-books.com
or at bookstores, such as: www.tatteredcover.com,